Debian Packages

I’m finding the package manager on Debian/Gnome3 keeps failing to open .deb files I’ve downloaded (for example dropbox). Leaving this as a note to myself to remember – but you can install them on the command line perfectly fine. dpkg -i # If it fails due to dependencies apt-get update apt-get install -f dpkg -i […]

Debian Installation + Missing Firmware

If you install debian and run into the message “Some of your hardware needs non-free firmware files to operate”, then the steps provided here will work. The only difference I found was since my main PC is Windows 10, I couldn’t use dpkg-deb to extract the packages. However 7zip works as well (since they’re just a type […]

Windows 10 + Vagrant + Homestead + NFS

Just a quick note – Vagrant on Windows runs horribly until you enable NFS. At the time of writing this note, Vagrant 1.8.3 wasn’t installing plugins correctly, so I’ve switched back to 1.8.1. All you need to do is to add the nfs plugin: vagrant plugin install vagrant-winnfsd After that update your Homestead.yml file: folders: – map: […]

Windows 10

I bit the bullet and upgraded my laptop to Windows 10. I don’t trust it enough to attempt it on my desktop so this will have to do. First impression? They’re asking for a lot of information. I’ve basically turned off any of the reporting tools and have made sure not to sign into any MS […]

Windows 8 Phone

I’ve spent two days trying to run a emulator for a Windows 8 phone. All I want it for is to test a web page on it (I can’t find any online services that support it like Browserstack). Eventually I tried to install their official SDK, but even that fails (makes it a third of […]